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546 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2009 10:30 AM by William Kucharski
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 10:27 AM (in response to seaneee)Well. Looks like I found the answer. The new "extend a wireless network" option only works in the 5ghz mode. So if you select a remote airport to use as an extension, but use it to connect to the automatic network (the one that switches between 2.4 and 5ghz), everytime the dual band airport switches to 2.4ghz, the connection is dropped at the extender.
So the solution is to go into the airport control panel and create a 5ghz only network. Then have your remote basestation connect to this. Rather than the dual band. Seems to be working so far.
p.s., you think that would have been somewhere in the manual (looking at you apple)MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 10:27 AM (in response to seaneee)Found the answer and posted it above. Hope it helps others.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2009 10:30 AM (in response to seaneee)Is your 2.4 GHz network set up to support 802.11n?
The "Extend a wireless network" functionality only supports 802.11n networks, otherwise you need to setup a WDS network.Quad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 15" 2.6 GHz MBP Penryn, 4 GB | 1 TB Dual-Band TC, Mac OS X (10.6.2)